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Update: Nov. 7, 2008

Surface Transportation Board Decision Institutes Declaratory Order Proceeding Regarding Norfolk Southern Ethanol Transloading Facility

Action Update: November 7, 2008

On November 5, the STB granted the City's request for a Declaratory Order from the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB). This action will institute a proceeding to determine whether the operation of an ethanol transloading facility within the City of Alexandria, Virginia, constitutes transportation by rail carrier and, therefore, is covered by the federal preemption provision. The decision also directs Norfolk Southern Railway Company to submit information in order to provide a more complete record before the STB.

City Contacts 

William Skrabak
Office of Environmental Quality

Other Contacts 

Norfolk Southern

Hon. Mark Warner
U.S. Senate
475 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC  20510

Hon. Tim Kaine
U.S. Senate
231 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC  20510

Hon. Don Beyer
U.S. House of Representatives
431 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515

City Council
301 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314